Matt Cole

Diesel tops $3 for first time in 3 years

In the most recent update for the week ending Jan. 22, prices held steady with the nation’s average price for a gallon of on-highway diesel falling three-tenths of a cent to $3.025. The last time prices topped the $3 per gallon mark was the week ending Jan. 12, 2015.

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Illinois man charged with attempted murder after firing gun at truckers

The warrant states 60-year-old college professor Charles S. Johnston told police he had become “enraged or obsessed over a family that was killed in an accident with a semi and that the motive behind his actions was to harm a truck driver or truck drivers in retaliation.”

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Michigan, Arizona prepping for interstate construction projects on I-94, I-10

Shoulder closures and some single lane closures will take place on weekdays on I-94 in Michigan February through May, followed by a construction project through fall 2019. I-10 will be closed in Arizona near Phoenix on some weekends beginning Jan. 26.

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Most Louisiana interstates reopened after days of shutdowns from ice storm

All Louisiana interstates are back up and running except for I-110 around Baton Rouge. I-110 southbound remains closed in its entirety between U.S. 61 and I-10, and the northbound side is closed between exit 6 and U.S. 61.

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FMCSA fielding comments on hours changes for ag haulers, personal conveyance guidance until mid-Feb.

FMCSA has extended the comment period for its proposal to expand ag haulers' hours of service exemption, along with its proposal to slightly alter personal conveyance guidance.

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Pilot Flying J looks to add more stores, expand parking availability notices in 2018

Pilot Flying J intends to open 20 new locations this year and continue renovating existing stores. The company is also looking to expand its parking availability notification system, which it began testing last year on the West Coast.

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Kenworth, Peterbilt recall trucks with certain Eaton, Paccar transmissions; Wabash, Walker recall trailers

More than 1,200 Kenworth and Peterbilt tractors are being recalled following the announcement last week of a recall from Eaton Cummins of certain automated manual transmissions. Additionally, Walker and Wabash are recalling approximately 75 trailers in separate recalls.

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Telemedicine, walk-in truck stop clinics can keep drivers rolling when sick

When you’re ill far from home, finding a local doc often isn’t practical, and getting sicker doesn’t cut it. Now there are better remedies for remote care.

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Eaton Cummins recalling more than 1,300 Endurant, Paccar transmissions

Affected transmissions may allow the engine to crank while the shifter is not in neutral.

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Military vet truckers will be able to use V.A. examiners for DOT physicals

Active-duty military members, reservists and veterans will soon be able to use Veterans Association medical examiners to obtain their DOT medical certifications. President Donald Trump signed into law this week a bill to allows non-physician examiners to perform exams of drivers.

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